Usually when I stay in Fort Lauderdale, I stay at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, which is right around the corner from the Best Western Oceanside Inn. When I booked my trip, there were not rooms available at the Marriott, so I decided to book a room at the Best Western because I love this end of the FLL Beach. Well I truly do not regret that choice!!!
From the moment I confirmed my reservation to the moment we walked into the front doors of the hotel, the staff was beyond wonderful! Ullia and Richelle greeted us with smiles and personality beyond! We arrived at 10am, knowing that our rooms would not be ready by that time, but Ullia said, "Hey, I remember speaking to you! We talked about putting you in room 517!" The fact that she remembered that conversation - knowing that she deals with many guests - blew my mind! They told me that the room wasn't ready, but we could wait and have some breakfast!
Well, the breakfast did NOT disappoint. It was awesome. It was as if we had stepped into a breakfast buffet - BUT IT WAS FREE! LOL.
After breakfast, we decided to walk to the beach and Ullia offered us beach chairs, a beach umbrella and towels! (Remember - no resort fee. ALL OF THIS IS FREE)
Upon returning, our room was ready and let me just say, the room DID NOT DISAPPOINT EITHER! Nice comfortable beds. Full size balcony with chairs overlooking the pool! Big screen television. Beautiful bathroom, fully stocked with thick towels and washcloths. Air conditioning worked GREAT!
Every morning the breakfast was on point. Bacon, Sausage, Sausage Gravy and Biscuts, Eggs, Cornbeef and Hash, Grits, Oatmeal, Fruit, Yogurt, Waffles, Sweet Buns and Bread, Orange Juice, Cranberry, Apple, Hot Tea, Coffee... I could go on and on.
Then there is a full bar and dining area with a FULL MENU! The bartender David was the best and on the weekend, there was an older woman who was amazing! The food on the menu, delicious. As if you were in a restaurant. Televisions all over so you don't miss any of the news.
The pool was fantastic! Beach and lounge chairs. Umbrellas and a double pool deck.
I could go on and on and on, but as an avid traveler who lives in Marriott's and loves the resort feel, I have now had my eyes open to a whole new experience.
This hotel ROCKS and I will gladly recommend this hotel to any and everyone.
Darlene R. less
Trevienne B, Front Office Manager at Best Western Plus Oceanside Inn, responded to this review
Thanks for your raving review about our hotel amenities and great service. We take great pride in serving our guests and appreciate the 5 star review. I do hope that this review will help someone in choosing our location for a wonderful stay. You were spot on when you mentioned that we offer more for less. We do understand today's travelers needs and we try our best to fulfill those needs. I will definitely pass on your kind words and thank you to the entire staff especially Richelle, Ullia and David. We are awaiting your next arrival and do look forward to providing an even better experience.
Trevienne Barrett (Ms. T)
Front Office Manager